While Aston Villa fought hard and were close to beating Arsenal in their Premier League home match, the Gunners managed to remain on top.
German Daniel Brands proved to be tough competition for Rafael Nadal in their first-round match at this year's French Open.
Despite spending uch of the game in their own half, the Springboks withstood a second-half fightback to down Scotland 21-10 at Murrayfield.
Javier Hernandez grabbed a controversial 3-2 victory for Manchester United at Chelsea after the Blues were reduced to nine men in a tempestuous clash.
Robin van Persie struck twice late on to complete his hat-trick and seal a dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory for Manchester United over Southampton.
Top seed Maria Sharapova survived a scare before reaching the third round of Wimbledon where she was joined by her biggest rival Serena Williams.
The Netherlands' Arjen Robben has given his critics an emphatic response with a match-winning performance for his country against England.
Manchester City beat Arsenal 1-0 while Liverpool sailed past Chelsea with a 2-0 victory to reach the semifinals of the League Cup.
After one of the worst beatings of his career Rafa Nadal refused to be downhearted and said he was still in contention at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Softly-spoken 21-year-old Czech Petra Kvitova celebrated her Wimbledon singles title with a shy smile on Saturday.